Lighting an Orchard
Posted 24 August 2008 - 06:17 AM
I am shooting a Short Film in an Orchard in a few weeks. It is a Horror suspense film and A chase sequence takes place in the film through the Orchard.
I was thinking to use a 2K and round out the trees and break them up a little for deffinition.
I also have two 800w lights and I may get a couple more in as well if need be.
How does anyone suggest to light the Orchard? Especially through a chase sequence. I was also thinking about just doing a master lighting set up and just change it when need be.
I know it sounds like a lot of rambling. I hope someone can help!
Posted 24 August 2008 - 06:45 AM
Posted 24 August 2008 - 10:03 PM
However, for the technical side, you might face some problems if you are trying to see too much of the orchard - Im not sure how big of an area you are trying to cover, but 2 800w lights and a 2K are not going to go very far when trying to light a large environment.
Posted 25 August 2008 - 03:53 PM
Edited by Andrew Brinkhaus, 25 August 2008 - 03:54 PM.
Posted 25 August 2008 - 04:16 PM
You also don't mention power. How are you powering these things?
Further, are you shooting steadycam, dolly, tripod, handheld? All of this will effect how you light as well.
If it's night and you want to experiential, you can try to shoot day for night. It has a certain "look," to it which I feel will transpose nicely to horror film. Test it out, first, though, as it's a tricky effect to pull off sometimes.
Posted 26 August 2008 - 06:20 AM
I am using a jib arm, stedicam, shooting on a sony z1p. Before I forget I am using a platform dolly as well.
I am looking at getting a 4K and a couple of HMI.
I am going to get a 3k generator and run power off mains as well. Shooting on the 15th days are counting down. I have to get these lights as high as possible to imitate moon light.
Any suggestions for that as well?